EAST is a charity that invests in sustainable wildlife conservation, the people it influences and those who influence it, in South East Asia.
Registered charity number 1115350.
Rescue and Rehabilitation
EAST’s primary project is the Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre in Cat Tien National Park, South Vietnam.
At Dao Tien, we are working in collaboration with Cat Tien National Park and the Vietnamese Forestry Protection Department to eradicate the trade in endangered primates.
Since opening in 2008, we have succesfully rehabilitated and reintroduced black-shanked douc and pygmy loris back to the wild.
Forestry Protection Department, Police, Cat Tien National Park and Dao Tien staff working together to rescue gibbons held illegally in Vung Tau, South Vietnam
|Rehabilitated male gibbon, Lee Lee, radio collared in March 2010 in preparation for full release|
EAST offers graduate and non-graduate educational programmes, throughout Asia, to promote conservation studies in a range of fields: endangered species, public education, awareness campaigns, husbandry training and publishing scientific articles.
Previously we have provided scholarships to Vietnamese students for radio tracking loris post-release in Cat Tien National Park. In the future we also aim to provide a scholarship for monitoring the release of rehabilitated golden-cheeked gibbons.
Dao Tien's Primate Care Staff (employed from the local area) have been provided with specialist primate husbandry and veterinary training at the Pingtung Wildlife Rescue Centre in Taiwan.
We have also supported Taiwanese students, who have been conducting wildlife conservation research in the region.
Our Education and Awareness program was launched in 2010 and is taking place on a local, national and international scale. This initiative is vital to the success of EAST's goals.
EAST is supporting English tuition in Vietnamese Schools neighbouring Cat Tien National Park. We aim to provide opportunities for enthusiastic Vietnamese students to participate in our projects.